The Myth of “Traditional” Marriage – Part Two

A woman makes her support of her marriage, and not civil unions, known outside the Mormon temple at New York City's Lincoln Center. Photographer's blog post about this photo and the protest. (Photo Credit: David Shankbone)

The proponents of illiberality and oppression often peddle their own warped definitions of equality. For them, segregation was an egalitarian institution – prohibiting women’s voting rights was just an extension of treating the inherently unequal sexes appropriately, according to their own potential abilities.

A woman makes her support of her marriage, and not civil unions, known outside the Mormon temple at New York City’s Lincoln Center.… [Read more]

The Myth of “Traditional” Marriage — Part One

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Our culture and our time blind us all to some extent—some more than others, yet no one is exempt. Often we assume that the ways things are now and in this particular culture is how humans have always behaved throughout the globe. Many speak as if humans always organized within and understood the concept of centralized nation-states, that capitalism was always the dominant economic societal structure, that marriage was always a romantic relationship between a consenting adult male and a consenting adult woman.… [Read more]

PLAYING CHICKEN: Why Chick-fil-A CEO Cathy’s Stance on Marriage is Neither a Shock Nor a Free Speech Issue.

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In a now-infamous interview with Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy stunned the world with his revelation that, yes, he supported the “traditional” version of marriage: that is, one woman, one man, no divorce, do not pass “Go,” do not collect two hundred dollars.

Except it was neither stunning nor a revelation.

Chick-fil-A was already well-known for being closed on Sunday, ostensibly because of Biblical principles, so unless you had been in a coma for the last, oh, two decades or so, this shouldn’t have surprised you.… [Read more]